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[ɒˈrɪdʒɪn(ə)l], (Adjective)

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- present or existing from the beginning; first or earliest
(e.g: the original owner of the house)

- created personally by a particular artist, writer, musician, etc.; not a copy
(e.g: original Rembrandts)

- not dependent on other people's ideas; inventive or novel
(e.g: a subtle and original thinker)


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Middle English (the earliest use being in the phrase original sin): from Old French, or from Latin originalis, from origin- (see origin)


[ɒˈrɪdʒɪn(ə)l], (Noun)

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- the earliest form of something, from which copies may be made
(e.g: the portrait may be a copy of the original)

- an eccentric or unusual person
(e.g: he was one of the true originals)


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